Prayer. Why do we pray?

31 Jan 2020, 17:33 // Jackson Adkins

Hey Lads,

Prayer. It’s a word we hear a lot in Church, although to many prayer can seem like an abstract religious act. But prayer is so much more than that. Prayer gives us personal access to the Saviour of the world and the Creator of the universe. Take a moment to think about the significance of that. 

John Wesley said, “Prayer is where the action is.” He knew that prayer was what led to change, as it caused God to break through. 

In Acts 16 we see the power of God accessed through prayer. Paul and Silas have been beaten then thrown in prison due to casting out a demon, and here’s what happens; 

Acts 16:25-26 - ‘Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!’

Paul and Silas’ prayers caused the ground beneath them to shake, and freedom to become a reality. It caused a ‘Suddenly’ from God.  Although prayer itself doesn’t hold power, it just gives us access to the powerful one. It’s not about the power of prayer it’s about the power of the God we pray to. 

I want to encourage you, whatever you are going through to pray. Corrie ten Boom said, “Prayer should be the steering wheel, not the spare tire”. In other words prayer should be what directs our life, not just a tool for times of trouble. 

What are you asking God for? Where are you expecting God to break in and bring freedom? 

If you’d like to chat more about prayer or just in general, please text me on 07454337266.